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Fourth Grade

What to Expect in Fourth Grade...


“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

                                                                                                                     – Alexander Graham Bell     



By setting some personal academic goals for this school year, and then following a plan to achieve them, fourth grade students will leave this school year satisfied and proud of their accomplishments.

Fourth Grade Students are expected to:

  • Read across the curriculum in all subjects and have a deep understanding of what they read.
  • Strengthen and expand their grammar by expressing thoughts through creative and critical writing.
  • Concentrate on furthering their vocabulary development.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide large whole numbers in order to solve problems.
  • Work with decimals and fractions.
  • Gain familiarity with factors and multiples, and generate and analyze patterns.
  • Understand concepts of angle and measure angles. .
  • Transform abstract mathematics to more concrete concepts.
  • Learn the usefulness of mathematics and how it relates to everyday life as well as persevering to solve multistep problems. 
  • Examine the geography, economy, unique cultural heritage, and vast history of the state of California.
  • Explore: Matter, Earth Structures – rocks, weathering, Earth in Space and Time, Energy - Sound, Heat, Forces and Motion, Life Cycles and Growth, and Organisms and the Environment.
  • Complete more homework, book reports, and research projects.




  1. BE COURTEOUS:  Be to class on time, enter quietly and courteously, and take your seat immediately and wait quietly for instruction.
  2. BE PREPARED:  Bring all books, agenda, and necessary materials to class.
  3. BE RESPECTFUL:  Raise your hand to ask a question, make a comment, or ask for help.  Refrain from unnecessary talking or other actions that interfere with learning.  Treat all books and equipment with care.
  4. BE RESPONSIBLE:  Use class time wisely.  Begin assigned work immediately.  Finish required work before engaging in other activities.  Complete assigned work (both in class and homework) according to directions and turn it in ON TIME.
  5. BE A CONTRIBUTOR:  Make positive contributions to the class.  Treat your teacher and classmates with respect.